So nobody's going to comment on Trunk's sister being the hero this time around? Dude looks like a lady (though honestly speaking, I could actually believe it given Toriyama's artstyle and the fact that there's some serious androgyny going down in that pic; if it weren't for the fact that this is a DQ game we're talking about, I might not even be able to make a call here).
I'm really curious as to the major differences between the two versions. Weren't the DS and PS3 versions of Ni no Kuni two very different games? I'm not very knowledgeable about Ni no Kuni DS....
But really I hope that North America gets both versions. Along with the 3DS versions of VII and VIII. I hope Square-Enix makes good on Horii's accidental announcement, heh.
The DS game came first and the PS3 version of Ni no Kuni basically added a rather lengthly postgame scenario that didn't do enough to justify its existence (nor did it fix the retarded ally AI).
That said, I really hope that the US gets anything out of this. The 3DS has basically turned into the JP-only zone in terms of Dragon Quest, and I have no idea how the PS4 version will fare in terms of localization.
I can't believe Sugiyama is still composing music at 84 years old.
Given that the guy is a professional orchestra conductor of at least National, if not of World class, I'm not surprised. Its the kind of role a person would continue doing well into their hundreds if their body holds out.
But seriously, check out some of the performances he's done over the years. Its impressive.